Do female dogs get pregnant automatically when she locks with another

Asked by Member 933891 on Dec 29th 2009 in Pregnancy
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She has to be a fertile time in her cycle for her to get pregnant. A tie between boy and girl does not 100% mean she's pregnant, but very likely!!! If this happened and it was not planned, take her in for an abort/spay.

Isy answered on 12/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Lilakins (Lily)

Not always automatically. There are still more steps after locking. Locking takes around 20 mins and most of the time the dogs are either too young or inexperienced even though that sounds funny but true which is why breeders have to try more than once. Take her to your Vet who will know more than anyone. Good luck!

Lilakins (Lily) answered on 12/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Lily is a little off base! If the female dog is in her fertile period, or within 5 or 6 days of it, she will most likely get pregnant with a tie. During the tie the male is ejaculating sperm, and this sperm can live up to 5 or 6 days waiting for the female eggs to ripen, if they are not ready at the time. If the female stands for the tie and allows it to occur, she is most likely receptive and has ovulated and will get pregnant in about 99% of cases. Lily may be confused since many breeders will breed the dog a second time a few days later to ensure pregnancy, but... if the timing is right this is totally unnecessary.
If this has happened to your female dog I would advice spaying immediately after she is finished with her heat period.

Member 641257 answered on 12/29/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


If she has tied with a male, then yes, chances are she is pregnant. It is believed that it is during the tie that the most sperm is released.
No offense, friend, but since you obviously know so little about breeding it'd be best for both you and your dog if you had an emergency spay/abort done on her--breeding is risky enough even when you know you are doing. Assuming of course you are asking about a dog that you own.
~Tiffany, breeder-in-training

Member 371549 answered on 12/30/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer